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Re: Make your data indexable by search engines

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:18:18 +0100
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To: Byron Cochrane <bcochrane@linz.govt.nz>
Cc: "eparsons@google.com" <eparsons@google.com>, "SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
On 23 August 2016 at 03:55, Byron Cochrane <bcochrane@linz.govt.nz> wrote:

> Hi,
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> I have been struggling with the “Make your data indexable by search
> engines” BP.   While I agree that it is useful to make data discoverable by
> common search engines, there is much is the discussion include in this BP
> that I take issue with.  But also, it seems too wordy to be easily
> understood.  So I have created a “Starter for Ten” revision that I feel
> focuses on the main idea while removing the contentious arguments while not
> decreasing the impact (I hope).
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> Here it is:
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> *Make your data indexable by search engines*
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> *Search engines should be able to crawl and index metadata for spatial
> data on the web.*
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> *Why?*
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> In SDIs, data are commonly managed and published through the provision of
> authoritative ISO 19115 metadata collated in web based catalogs.  These
> catalogs and metadata may be difficult for non-professionals to find and
> use as they often do not support discovery through common search engines.
> These data therefore do not find their broadest audience. This is
> particularly true for SpatialThings that reside inside datasets.
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> *Intended Outcome*
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> Metadata for spatial data, datasets and SpatialThings, are indexable by
> search engine crawlers thereby making these data discoverable through
> common search engines.
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> *Possible Approach to Implementation*
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> To make your data indexable by search engines expose the appropriate
> elements of the spatial metadata (ISO 19115 and other) in formats that
> crawlers can use, such as DCAT, Schema.org, microdata and Opensearch.
> Where possible, do this at both the dataset and SpatialThing level.
>

Which search engines use DCAT?

Dan


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> Look forward to getting some feedback.
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> Cheers,
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